Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers an ACGME fully accredited four-year residency program for 16 residents (four per year). Our 35+ member faculty participates in resident education and training in supervisory and didactic roles. All physician faculty are board certified by ABOG. The residency program has full accreditation from the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and the Residency Review Committee. Upon completion of the training program, the physician qualifies to practice as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and is eligible to take the examination given by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The department has sub-specialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, Benign Breast, Genetics, Pain Clinic and Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology.
Our board-certified Geneticists offer counseling, prenatal testing and co-management of complex patients. Obstetrical care also is provided by a group of 16 certified nurse midwives who participate in resident education. Special aspects of the program include robotic surgery, operative hysteroscopy, dedicated pelvic pain specialists, pediatric/adolescent gynecology and in vitro reproductive facilities.
Both clinical and laboratory research opportunities are available to the residents. Continuity clinics begin in the first year and continue throughout the entire four years of the residency program
The obstetrics department at Henry Ford Hospital contains:
- A three-bed triage area - approximately 6,600 visits
- eight-bed antenatal unit
- 12-bed Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) unit - 2,200 deliveries per year
- A 20-bed postpartum unit
- a 30-bassinette Level III NICU service
The obstetrical attending staff coverage service is supported by 24-hour in-hospital:
- Blood bank
2017 department volume-need
- Deliveries: 2,667
- C-Section rate: 29%
- Nulliparous Term Singleton Vertex (NTSV) C-section rate: 22%
- Surgical Procedures: 2,691
Under the supervision of their clinic preceptor, residents will develop an ambulatory patient panel of their own. These patients will view the resident as their primary care provider, and the resident will direct and manage their care for the duration of their time in the clinic.
Didactics & Teaching Program
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides a rigorous educational program for the residents, students, and faculty. The residents are provided with protected teaching time every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. including faculty rounds and monthly grand rounds incorporating teaching cases, journal club and M+M conference.
Additional regularly scheduled conferences include:
- Journal Club (Monthly)
- Grand Rounds (Monthly)
- Resident Lecture (Weekly)
- Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference (Monthly)
- Maternal Critical Care Conference (Monthly)
- Morbidity & Mortality Conference (3 times Month)
- Tumor Board
- Wellness Curriculum
- Schwartz Center Rounds
- A series of laparoscopic surgery lectures including anatomy labs with pelvic trainers and live animal laparoscopy, including Cadaver lab
- American Society of Colposcopy & Clinical Pathology (ASCCP) modules: Specific lectures on coding/billing, medical ethics Colposcopy certification through ASCCP
Residents receive support to attend academic conferences if they are presenting a paper or an abstract in which they are listed as the first author. Residents attend AAGL, American Congress of OB/GYN(ACOG), The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO/CREOG), The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) & American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM ) conferences.
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Training" with testing for FLS Certification
- Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
- Robotic Training Network (RTN): residents are robotic trained through PGY-1 – PGY-4
Henry Ford Health System is nationally-recognized for both clinical and basic research. Our academic health center is the leading non-university recipient of research funding ($80 million) in Michigan and is in the top 20% of NIH-funded institutions nationally. Hands-on research experience complements resident education in Women’s Health; thus, every resident is expected to finalize one resident research project with a manuscript and oral presentation. Mentorship, protected time on selected rotations during the PGY-2-PGY-4 years, and both funding- and biostatistician-support are available through GME.
With the leadership of Dr. Lisa MacLean, past Program Director for Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Students, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Henry Ford is using a The Physician Well-being Index, developed by the Mayo Clinic, to allow physicians to self-monitor themselves. This is being complemented by monthly “Wellness Rounds”. The “We Care” program is intended to help physicians and physicians in training is to maintain optimal health and well-being through education (strategies to maintain health and wellness), peer support, timely assessment of needs, and resources for healing.
The “We Care” Physician Wellness Program demonstrates a commitment to the well-being of our physicians in helping them achieve greater satisfaction in their careers and in their personal lives.
The Department currently offers subspecialty fellowships(link to new tab listing fellowships) in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogyn), and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopist accredited). These fellowships are viewed as enhancement to resident education and provide opportunity for exposure to fellowship community and research opportunities.
Gynecologic-Oncology Reproductive Endocrine and Infertility and Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowships-our faculty hold teaching appointments in the Wayne State University School of Medicine (ACGME accredited fellowships)